I started osteoporosis at 39 and I'm now 66 My spines great but my hips are deteriorating according to my bone density I've already tried the Fosamax for 5 years and then went off as it doesn't do anything more than where it was but that was my mistake never go off Now they want to put me on Prolia but after reading these reviews why would I want to possibly start that I may not even get those symptoms but why tempt fate. What can I do?
After reading the reviews I don't want to take Prolia.What am I going to do?
Question posted by Jerik on 31 March 2022
Last updated on 3 April 2022 by sara12345
When I had trouble with all the bone medications, my doctor put me on estrogen and progesterone patches. Clinical studies have unanimously shown that any kind of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is capable of reducing bone turnover, reducing bone reabsorption, and increasing bone mineral density. Both high bone turnover and low bone mineral density are risk factors for bone fractures. And it helps the heart. Transdermal (patches) estrogen delivery has been found to reduce triglyceride levels by 33.7% and is thus believed to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5423263/ And evidence of protective cardiovascular effects with transdermal estrogen therapy with a decrease in the risk of stroke. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28622476/
Even if combined estrogen+progestogen hormone replacement did cause an increase in breast cancer risk, and this is not proven, the magnitude of that risk is small, and less than that risk seen with many lifestyle factors. HRT is a benefit, not a risk, for those women requiring it. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21864135/
Let me know if you have any questions about this information. The patches are well worth the benefits.
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